Bethlehem Press

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LVIA grant to aid firefighters

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Fire Department has received $10,920 from the Fireman's Fund Insurance Heritage Grant program to purchase turnout gear for personnel at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Turnout gear is the protective clothing including helmets, pants, jackets, hoods, gloves and boots worn by firefighters to keep them safe in extreme heat. A complete set costs approximately $2,200 and can be worn eight to nine years, according to Charles Everett, Executive Director of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

Becahi golf earns a split

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Becahi golf team split a recent match, falling to Emmaus but beating Parkland.

The Hawks totaled a 377, six shots more than Emmaus' 371. The Trojans had a 403.

Nick Maff lead the way for Becahi carding a team-best 70. JT Barker and Jason Matuczinski each had a 74.

The Hornets Kyle Wambold led the way with a 67 while Chad Hess of Parkland led his team with a 71.

Emmaus 371

Kyle Wambold, 67

Grant Schumaker, 71

Carlos Fullerton, 76

Mike Lessel, 76

Chris Erb, 81

Becahi 377

Nick Maff, 70

JT Barker, 74


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Legion 9/11 ceremony set

The Hellertown American Legion Post 397, Hellertown Historical Society and the Borough of Hellertown will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Dettwiler Plaza.

The flag that will be raised was donated to the Hellertown Historical Society and flew over Shanksville, the western Pa. site where the third hijacked plane crashed on Sept. 11.

The event will include a salute by the Hellertown Legion firing squad and the playing of "Taps" by Dan Dysher.

The ceremony will commemorate and honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Digging started, star to be placed

The Main Street Improvement Project, "We Dig Main Street," at Main and Walnut streets began Aug. 27. Construction is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

Some traffic flow will be interrupted due to the elimination of one lane,;however, it is not expected to cause extended delays. There will be two-way traffic for most of the construction period.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Police MyPD app available

The Bethlehem Police Department's MyPD, a free mobile device application designed to improve communication between police and the public, is now available on iPhone and Android platforms.

The app may be used to check the latest news, view social media postings, get directions, find department contacts, submit feedback, questions and crime tips and participate in department surveys. It is is not for emergency situations and does not replace services like 911.